Hutch, one of Sri Lanka’s fastest growing 3G networks, has partnered with Mobitel and Sri Lanka Railway to introduce the latest addition to its range of VAS services for its valued customer base, by enabling train ticket purchases straight from a Hutch mobile. The key train routes covered by the special train reservation service include Kandy-Colombo Intercity, Vavuniya Intercity, Vavuniya Night Mail, Yaldevi, Badulla Night Mail, Udarata Menike, Podi Menike and also the Rajadhani Express.

The service will be of immense value to over 300,000 commuters who travel by train daily, as it will negate the necessity to stand in queues and help avoid the disappointment of tickets being sold out by making a train ticket reservation via a mobile phone. Customers simply need to dial 365 from their Hutch connection and make a booking through the services of a booking agent, available 24 hours and seven days a week. The cost of the ticket will be deducted directly from the mobile balance after verification, and an SMS confirmation is sent instantly to the customer.